Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts

220 E. Thomas Street,
Hammond, LA 70402

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Columbia Theatre ... Hammond Louisiana

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This 1928 movie palace located in downtown Hammond, originally seating almost 1,200, it was closed in 1972. It reopened in 1977 as a legitimate theater, but closed once again by the early-1980’s.

The theater was acquired by Southeastern Louisiana University after sitting vacant for over 15 years and had become at risk of demolition. The Columbia reopened in 2002 after a renovation and restoration project costing close to $5 million.

Today, the Columbia houses a 900-seat performing arts auditorium, a conference center, gallery, and office space.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 10, 2007 at 7:50 pm

Here is a recent night view of the Columbia sign.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 8, 2007 at 7:19 am

A Robert-Morton theater organ size 2/4 was installed in the Columbia Theater in 1928.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 16, 2008 at 11:17 am

A 1986 photo of the Columbia Theater, empty and for sale or rent.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am

Here are two more 1986 photos:

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